By Deighton Acuin

PHOTO: Philippine Daily Inquirer

“With all due respect, I think that’s an un-Christian question.”

This was what Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told a query about how he was able to get a hospital bed as he got COVID-19 anew while Filipinos must wait in tents and long lines in supposed crowded medical facilities in Metro Manila.

In a press briefing, Roque said he started his quarantine at his home but was told to get hospitalization after getting a 90 oxygen level.

His first infection happened last March 5 and got recovered on March 25 after receiving a negative confirmatory test.

The COVID-hit official said doctors would not discharge him until he complied with his four more remdesivir vials, prompting him to stay until Thursday.

Many netizens have questioned how he immediately obtained a hospital bed while some pointed out having a special treatment amid reported deaths in emergency rooms without receiving medical attention.

However, Roque did not respond to the reporter’s query and gave assurance the public needing medical attention will be provided under Duterte’s government due to the provisions of the Universal Health Care Act that passed during the 17th Congress.

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